Baggage Policies and Procedures in Economy Class and Economy Class Plus

Baggage Policies and Procedures on EL AL Flights in Economy Class and Economy Class Plus
EL AL makes every effort to afford you optimal flight conditions and a safe and comfortable flight.

You are entitled to take one piece of hand luggage with you into the aircraft cabin (at no additional charge), in addition to the baggage you send to the hold. Hand luggage should be stored in the bins above the seats or in the space below the seat in front of you.

The size and weight of the suitcases that are carried into the passenger cabin affect flight comfort and safety. That is why the size and weight of hand luggage must conform to the measurements that are permitted according to the cabin class that appears on your reservation and/or your flight ticket.

In certain cases, storage in the passenger cabin may be limited and your hand luggage will then be stored in the hold of the aircraft.

EL AL calls your attention to the fact that valuable items should not be packed into baggage that is stored in the airplane hold but rather in your hand luggage.

Baggage and hand luggage allowances in Economy Class and Economy Class Plus:


Permitted Baggage Allowance for Storage in the Hold of the Plane for All Passengers:


All Passengers

1 piece of baggage up to 23 kilos

Infants (0 -2 years old)

1 piece of baggage up to 10 kilos
Additional details: Flying with Infants


* Flying with an infant under 7 days old requires advance authorization – contact the EL AL Telephone Service Center at Tel. *2250 / 03-9771111


Permitted Baggage Allowance for Storage in the Hold of the Plane
for Matmid Club Members:

Status

Baggage Allowance

Matmid – TL

1 piece of baggage up to 23 kilos

Silver – SL

2 pieces of baggage up to 23 kilos each

Gold – GL

2 pieces  baggage up  to 32 kilos each

Platinum – PL

2 pieces  baggage up  to 32 kilos each

Top Platinum – TP

2 pieces  baggage up  to 32 kilos each



 Permitted Baggage Allowance for Hand Luggage in the Passenger Cabin:


All Passengers

1 piece of hand luggage weighing up to 8 kilos

Gold (GL), Platinum (PL)
and Top Platinum
Matmid Members

1 piece of hand luggage weighing up to 8 kilos +
an additional case weighing up to 4 kilos for laptop
computer, briefcase, etc.
Total permitted weight of 12 kilos



Please Note! Flights to Prague, Budapest, Kiev, Berlin and Larnaca are operated by EL AL Israel Airlines under the brand name UP and in accordance with its ticket and baggage conditions – Full Details





Additional Baggage Rules

Business Class

First Class

Matmid Benefits

Liquids in Hand Luggage

Sports Equipment

Pets

Excess Baggage Rates on EL AL Flights:


Rates for Excess Baggage Stored in the Hold of the Aircraft for EL AL Passengers:


European Destinations

Far East Destinations,
North America, Johannesburg

*Up to 6 hours
before the flight

6  hours or less
before the flight

*Up to 6 hours
before the flight

6  hours or less
before the flight

First piece of excess baggage

First piece of excess baggage

 $85

  $100

  $100

  $115

Second piece of excess baggage

Second piece of excess baggage

 $200

 $215

 $200

 $215

Overweight 23 – 32 kilos

Overweight 23 – 32 kilos

 $55

  $70

 $55

$70


* Excess baggage can be purchased up to 6 hours before the flight through your travel agent.
  Passengers who purchased their flight ticket on the EL AL website or through the EL AL Telephone
  Service Center can purchase overweight baggage through *2250 or 03-9771111.


  • Matmid TL members flying Economy Class can store a second suitcase weighing up to 23 kilos in exchange for Matmid Club points:To EL AL destinations in Europe the benefit is subject to a payment of 200 points per direction.To EL AL destinations in North America, the Far East and Johannesburg, the benefit is subject to a payment of 230 points per direction.For more details and information about how to utilize the benefit, click here.
  • Matmid Top Platinum (TP) members can issue a voucher from their account for a second suitcase for family members flying Economy Class. For full details click here.
  • Baggage benefit vouchers are valid for 6 months from their date of issue.

 


The rate for excess baggage stored in the hold of the aircraft for Silver, Gold, Platinum
and Top Platinum Matmid Club members:



+ Additional Benefit for Top Platinum Matmid Members!


European Destinations

Far East, North America,
Johannesburg Destinations

*Up to 6 hours
before the flight

6  hours or less
before the flight

*Up to 6 hours
before the flight

6  hours or less
before the flight

Second piece of baggage
(= first excess piece
of baggage)

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

Third piece of baggage
(= second excess
piece of baggage)

 $200

 $215

 $200

 $215

23 – 32 kilos overweight

 $55

  $70

 $55

$70

* Excess baggage can be purchased up to 6 hours before the flight through your travel agent.
  Passengers who purchased their flight ticket on the EL AL website or through the EL AL Telephone
  Service Center can purchase overweight baggage through *2250 or 03-9771111.




Comments Regarding Baggage Stored in the Hold of the Aircraft:


The following information relates to all EL AL destinations on EL AL aircraft and does not include codeshare flights and flights with other airlines for which the baggage policy is determined in accordance with the itinerary.

  • The maximal baggage allowance specified below is valid when EL AL is operating the most significant flight route, in other words, it is the MSC – the Most Significant Carrier.
  • Baggage entitlement is according to the class that appears on the reservation and/or on the flight ticket.
  • Baggage size in the next clause relates to the sum of length + width + depth.
  • The maximum allowed size for a suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm. The fee for exceeding these measurements – over 158 cm to 277 cm – is $100.
  • Passengers may purchase excess baggage benefits up to 6 hours before the flight through the EL AL Telephone Service Center at *2250 / 03-9771111
  • If the baggage exceeds the allowed size (up to 277 cm) as well as the weight (up to 32 kilos) a fee of $170 will be charged for each piece of baggage.
  • The maximum allowed size for infants’ baggage (height + width + depth) is 115 cm.
  • In some countries, the British American measurement system is customary, using pounds as the weight measure and inches as the size measurement. 1 kilo equals 2.20 pounds. 1 cm equals 0.4 inch.
  • A piece of baggage weighing over 32 kilos and/or exceeding 277 cm will be dealt with by EL AL Cargo in advance. Please contact EL AL's Telephone Service Center at Tel. *2250 / 03-9771111.
  • Up to 5 pieces of baggage pieces per passenger are permitted. The sixth piece of baggage and up will be handled by the EL AL Cargo Department, in advance. Please contact the EL AL Telephone Service Center at Tel. *2250 / 03-9771111.
  • Accessories for Infants – as parents of an infant (aged 0 – 2) you are entitled to take with you a completely collapsible stroller or a portable seat or a safety seat. You can use the stroller until you reach the aircraft entrance at which time it will be sent to the hold of the plane. The safety seat or baby seat will be tagged during check-in and sent to the hold of the plane. If the baby is not flying and the parents take a safety seat, baby seat or stroller with them, these items will be considered part of the baggage allowance permitted to the passenger.
  • If you are flying with a child (aged 2- 11) and are sending a suitcase to the aircraft hold, a stroller or safety seat will be considered an additional piece of baggage.
  • When a destination is indicated – the intention is for flights to and from the destination.
  • Prices are per direction.
  • Prices are in US dollars. At some airports payment must be made only in the local currency according to the exchange rate on the date of payment.
  • Payment for excess baggage can be made through the EL AL Telephone Service Center or at the airport.
  • Passengers flying to or from India, please note: state service tax of 4.944% will be charged on flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv.
  • EL AL retains the right to change the rates for excess baggage from time to time. The rate on the date of payment for the service will prevail.
  • All of the above information relates to EL AL flights on EL AL aircraft and does not include codeshare flights or flights with other airlines, including continuation flights.


Comments Regarding Hand Luggage Baggage Taken to the Passenger Cabin:


  • The size of hand luggage permitted on EL AL flights: length till 56 cm x width till 45 cm x depth till 25 cm. In any case, the maximum size of hand luggage may not exceed 115 cm.
  • The above measurements include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.
  • Passengers wishing to carry aboard the flight baggage that exceeds the permitted size or weight (such as a cello) will be required to purchase an additional separate seat for the baggage.
  • EL AL does not undertake to transport overweight or oversize baggage in the passenger cabin without advance arrangement.To arrange and receive authorization from EL AL, contact the Telephone Service Center at Tel. *2250 / 03-9771111.
  • Flight physicians have special permission for the following carry-on hand luggage:Two cases weighing a maximum of 24 kilos (maximum weight for one bag must not exceed 16 kilos).
  • In special circumstances when storage space is limited in the passenger cabin, hand luggage may be stored in the aircraft hold.